April Adventure (Calendar Mysteries Series #4)

April Adventure (Calendar Mysteries Series #4)

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by Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney
     
 

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It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! April is for Adventure...In the fourth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - it's springtime in Green Lawn, and Bradley, Brian, Lucy, and Nate are on an Easter egg hunt. They search high

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It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! April is for Adventure...In the fourth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - it's springtime in Green Lawn, and Bradley, Brian, Lucy, and Nate are on an Easter egg hunt. They search high and law and find lots of eggs. But soon it's clear that some of the eggs aren't just well hidden. They're gone! Who would steal Easter eggs? It's up to the four kids to crack this eggs-cellent case. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who loves mysteries!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
For a title that is more fun than one might expect, this book's reading level of 1.8 created uncertainty for this reviewer. It features "the younger siblings of the "A to Z Mysteries—four elementary school kids who are "having a sleepover." When they wake up in the morning, mysterious notes appear on their beds, notes that have apparently been slipped to them during the night. They are to follow the instructions—if they can figure out what the instructions are—and see what happens. According to the notes, plastic Easter eggs have been placed around the school building, the playground, and the park. Most of them are simply plastic eggs, but four of them are real eggs painted gold. It is not that difficult to find the plastic eggs, but the gold ones seem to have been stolen! Who would take eggs? The youngsters go to Mr. Pocket's house to find out what he thinks about it. Mr. Pocket is an elderly and quite knowledgeable neighbor. There is a pair of swans nesting in the park. They flap their wings and hiss when anyone walks by. Mr. Pocket says that they probably have eggs of their own, and the raccoons and snakes living in the park probably threaten the geese and their eggs. When the kids go back to the park, they find the nest and find out who stole the golden eggs! The swans are not safe, so the kids go to the park's caretaker and enlist his help. The swans' nest will have to be moved, and the way it is done is very clever. Adults are more a part of the story (and the solution) than one might expect, but overall the book can be recommend as a high/low selection as well as the ages for whom it's recommended. It is part` of the "Calendar Mysteries" subseries in the larger "A Stepping Stone Book" series. Reviewer: Judy Silverman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375898310
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/09/2010
Series:
Calendar Mysteries Series , #4
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
334,878
Lexile:
470L (what's this?)
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

RON ROY has been writing books for children since 1974. He is the author of dozens of books, including the popular A to Z Mysterie, Capital Mysteries, and Calendar Mysteries. When not working on a new book in his Connecticut home, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books. Visit him online at RonRoy.comJOHN STEVEN GURNEY has illustrated many books for children, including the entire A to Z Mysteries series and Scholastic’s popular Bailey School Kids series. He lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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